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In Memory of

Richard Wilson Ferguson

December 6, 1919 - January 25, 2011

Obituary


Richard "Dick" Ferguson born 12/6/1919 in Glasgow, Scotland, died 1/25/2011 at the age of 91. Preceded in death by his wife, Janet Ferguson and his grandson Chad Westerdahl. He is survived by his 6 daughters: Susan Westerdahl-Thompson M.D. of Silverthorne, CO; Deborah Wallace of Jacksonville, FL; Candace Jenkins of Syracuse, NY; Jacque Delati of Tripoli, Lebanon; Kellye Williams of Highlands Ranch, CO; Tracye Ferguson of Golden, CO; 8 grandchildren: Aaron Westerdahl of Las Vegas, NV, Noelle Westerdahl Coats of Dallas, TX, John Wallace of Madison, WI, Brian Wallace of Jacksonville, FL, Jeff Wallace of Union...

Richard "Dick" Ferguson born 12/6/1919 in Glasgow, Scotland, died 1/25/2011 at the age of 91. Preceded in death by his wife, Janet Ferguson and his grandson Chad Westerdahl. He is survived by his 6 daughters: Susan Westerdahl-Thompson M.D. of Silverthorne, CO; Deborah Wallace of Jacksonville, FL; Candace Jenkins of Syracuse, NY; Jacque Delati of Tripoli, Lebanon; Kellye Williams of Highlands Ranch, CO; Tracye Ferguson of Golden, CO; 8 grandchildren: Aaron Westerdahl of Las Vegas, NV, Noelle Westerdahl Coats of Dallas, TX, John Wallace of Madison, WI, Brian Wallace of Jacksonville, FL, Jeff Wallace of Union City, NJ, Daniel Delati of Tripoli, Lebanon, Andrew Williams of Denver, CO, Madeline Horne of Golden, CO; 9 great-grandchildren. Dick served in the military during WWII. He was a POW and received a Purple Heart. He was also a land developer in Colorado. He was one of Leadville's city leaders and was one of the people responsible for Leadville being named "All American City" in 1958. Dick was passionate about his civic contributions. He was most noted for his fund-raising efforts on behalf of Leadville Hospital, Avista Hospital and Adams County Home for the Handicapped. He was an early pioneer for the development of local parks and recreation districts around the state. He was most proud of the building and development of Hyland Hills Golf Course and Hyland Hills Water Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Alzheimer's Association, Colorado Chapter, Inc., 455 Sherman Street, #500, Denver, CO 80203 (303)813-1669 or The Bear Creek Nursing Home and Rehab Activity Fund, 150 Spring Street, Morrison, CO 80465 (303)697-8183.